||Jackson Library, closed since the 1989 earthquake, reopens after a retrofit. The schools of business and engineering combine to launch a doctoral program to educate professors of manufacturing. In a new joint business and engineering course, Integrated Design for Manufacturing and Marketability, teams of students from both schools work together in a product design and marketing project. I Have a Dream program founded. The MBA Class of 1993 has five Corporate Executive Fellows.
||I Have a Dream program adopts an East Palo Alto School. The Rosenberg Corporate Research Center is dedicated in Jackson Library, a gift of Claude (MBA ’52) and Louise Rosenberg.
||The Global Management Program is created. Doris McNamara starts a fund to support programs for women at the business school. Some 250 attend the school’s first annual conference for women. Mike Smith brought the AIDS quilt home to the business school in 1994, where three panels were displayed in the library during AIDS Awareness Week. Steve Smith, MBA ’87, is on-board for the space shuttle Endeavour launch on August 18, 1994. George Leland Bach, a leading faculty figure in the rise of the Stanford GSB to national prominence, dies at the age of 79.
||A fund is launched to build a complex that will house executives and MBA students; two years later the Schwab Residential Center is dedicated. Eight first-year MBA students bring special strength to this year’s Challenge for Charity team.
||A new MBA research scholar program, the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, is created to promote student involvement in faculty research.
The first Bonini Fellows, named for Charles Bonini, arrive at the business school.
African American PhD student Michael Clement provides much of the inspiration for the PhD Project, a nationwide program to encourage targeted minorities to enter business school doctoral programs.
Former Dean Rene McPherson dies in North Key Largo, Florida at age 71.
||Emeritus Professor Myron Scholes becomes the second at the business school to win the Nobel Prize. More than 300 attend the school’s first Entrepreneurship Conference. The Schwab Residential Center opens.
||Michael Spence announces he will step down as dean.
||Robert Joss is named eighth dean of the school and moves into his office in the recently opened Knight Building, named for alumnus Philip H. Knight (MBA ’62), which adds 20,000 square feet of space to the three-building business school complex. With the support of $20 million in donations, the new Center for Electronic Business and Commerce is founded.
||The school celebrates its 75th anniversary with a gala event at which Professor Charles Horngren and others are honored. More than 1,100 alumni and faculty attend a forum on the role of research, at which research in areas such as game theory and “soft” aspects of corporate governance are discussed.
Center for Social Innovation (CSI) is created, and holds its first Corporate Philanthropy workshop. The center also launches Founders Forums, three groups of alumni entrepreneurs who get together for monthly discussions about the similar challenges they face in their businesses.